Top 5 Wednesday – Most Unlikable Characters

Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads Group and is hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes

This weeks topic is Most Unlikeable Characers but not villains. Just a main or side character that is generally unlikeable without being mean or evil.

1. Celaena Sardothian from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas 

My number one shouldn’t come a surprise to anyone who knows me and knows how much I really like the story of this book but cannot stand the main character… She is one of the most selfish and arrogant characters ever. Plus, up to this point, she still hasn’t proven she’s good at much but intimidation so I’m still waiting, maybe she’ll make a comeback in the later books… But I’m not holding my breath.


2. Laia from An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. 

She was really whiny and even though she was accomplishing a lot of things she didn’t think she could throughout the book, she never really grew as a character. I’m on the fence about the sequel, I kind of want to know what happens but I’ll probably wait until a few people review it before I decide.


3. Beck from You by Caroline Kepnes. 

Beck is the complete opposite of me and the type of girl I want to smack in the head for not paying more attention to her surroundings. As much as the main character of this book makes me cringe, it’s even worse when I read the things that should have been such huge red flags for her. I mean, even just the simple task of turning off the phone she lost might have been so helpful but she’s just an idiot… Ugh, just 😑 


4. Clary Fray from City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

What a pitiful excuse for a heroine, I get that she is thrown into this world that she doesn’t know and has to learn all this stuff in order to stay alive. As the series goes on, she gets more and more desperate and insecure. I just never connected to her.


5. Simon Lewis from City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

While we’re on the subject, I’m not a fan so Simon either for similar reasons. I never really understood why he was necessary other than needing a love triangle.


What are some characters you find unlikeable? Let me down below or post a link to your post if you’ve done Top 5 Wednesday this week also!
Thanks for reading πŸ’œ

Until next time, bye!


Book Courtship Tag

This tag was originally created by Leah at Hi I Love Books and I was tagged a while back by Michelle at MichEllisLife.

Here are the questions:

Phase 1 – Initial Attraction: A book that you bought because of the cover?

Phase 2 – First Impressions: A book that you got because of the summary?

Phase 3 – Sweet Talk: A book with great writing?

Phase 4 – First Date: A first book of a series which made you want to pick up the rest of the series?

Phase 5 – Late Night Phone Calls: A book that kept you up all night?

Phase 6 – Always on my mind: A book you could not stop thinking about?

Phase 7 – Getting Physical: A book which you love the way it feels?

Phase 8 – Meeting the parents: A book which you would recommend to your family and friends?

Phase 9 – Thinking about the future: A book or series you know you will re read many times in the future?

Phase 10 – Share the love: Who do you tag?

Here we go!


Phase 1: Inital Attraction/Cover buy

Treasure Darkly By Jordan Elizabeth
I don’t really even know what this is about honestly, I think it’s about a war and it’s very steampunk? But it’s gorgeous so… Lol


Phase 2: First Impressions/Summary Buy

Schizo By Nic Sheff
I bought this because I had a few dollars left of credit from selling some books to my local used book store, this was sitting on a staff recommendations shelf. It is told from the point of view of a boy who has schizophrenia and he thinks he’s getting better while in reality he is not. I have a thing for books about mental health and this I just had to have after reading what it was about. I actually haven’t read this yet either so I hope it’s good.


Phase 3: Sweet Talk/Great Writing

The Lovely Bones By Alice Sebold
I thought this book was beautiful. If you haven’t heard of this, it follows Susie Salmon who is murdered, not a spoiler, and follows her watching from heaven while her family and murderer deal with her death and move forward in their lives. I just thought she wrote it out well and I read this while I was still in High School and absolutely fell in love with it.


Phase 4: First Date/Great first in a series

The Maze Runner By James Dashner
I listened to this series on audiobook, I contribute that to why I like it so much because I know people who read the book have trouble with the unique language that they use but it was easier to listen to. I devoured this series, I loved the first one so much that I listened to them back to back and I rarely do that even if I love something. I don’t like the movies so much, but the books are awesome!


Phase 5: Late Night Phone Calls/Book that kept you up

I don’t have an answer for this… Fun fact, I am not one of those people who can’t stop reading at night. I never have said to myself “just one more chapter”. If I’m tired, I will usually try to finish the chapter I am in but I have been known to *gasp* stop in the middle if it’s night and I need to sleep 😦


Phase 6: Always on my mind

You Are Mine By Janeal Falor
This is an underrated indie book that I go back to a lot. It’s one that has stuck with me since I read it a couple years ago. It’s about a world where men are warlocks and they own women. Serena is sold by her father to a man who is a horrible human being. The women in this book are treated like dogs or worse, but something happens and she ends up going to a completely different man. She learns things about the world, life, love and herself in this book and I reference it in my head a lot when I read other books.


Phase 7: Getting Physical/Book that feels good

The Lunar Chronicles By Marissa Meyer (Paperback)
I am assuming this is about the cover of a book and not how the book itself makes me feel. The paperbacks of this series are so soft and they have those little shiny parts that are all smooth… I love them!


Phase 8: Meeting the family/book I would recommend to family and friends

A Monster Calls By Patrick Ness
It’s such a beautiful story, I can’t tell you anything without spoiling it. It’s a great book to just go into not knowing much anyway. Just make sure you have tissues, you will cry.


Phase 9: Thinking about the future/Book or series to re-read in the future

The Luxe By Anna Godbersen
This is a guilty pleasure for me, I’ve been wanting to read it again for a while so I think I might plan to do so next year. This is like gossip girl at the turn of the century and I loved it so much. I really want to go back, and I hope I love it again the second time πŸ™‚


Phase 10: Share the love/tags

Uh, I suck at this… I’m not going to, so if you see this, it looks like fun, go do it! I usually do it that way anyway so…


Let me know if you have done this or plan to do this, comment with a link so I can see your answers!
Thanks for reading 🐬

Until next time, bye!

Mid Year Book Freakout Tag

This tag was created by Chami at Read like Wildfire and Ely at Ely Jane.

I was tagged by Michelle at MichEllisLife

Thank you, and I know it’s been a while and I don’t have a good excuse except being lazy 😦 

So here we go πŸ™‚

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2016?

More Happy Than Not By Adam Silvera
I thought it was so real even with the small sci-fi idea he added. The characters were real and went through issues that people actually go through. It wasn’t all wrapped up in a pretty bow and I loved it so much!


2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2016?

Firewalker by Josephine Angelini
Love it, it was better than the first one. She has created such a cool world for her witch story and I can’t wait until I can finish the series later this year!


3. New release you haven’t read yet but you want to?

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
I was in the minority, it seems, of the people who loved Red Queen and I had this preordered to get the signed copy… This came out in February and I still haven’t read it, but I really, really want to!


4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year?

Of Fire and Stars By Audrey Coulthurst
This book is about a girl who becomes engaged to a prince and then falls in love with his sister. I have heard so much about this and it just sounds amazing so I am definitely looking forward to this in November.


5. Biggest disappointment?

Passenger By Alexandra Bracken
Big shocker there… I didn’t like this book, it wasn’t what I thought it would be so I was pretty disappointed. 


6. Biggest Surprise?

The Lie Tree By Frances Hardinge
I went into this not knowing a lot about it, I had wanted to read one of her books for a while and decided to pick this up when I saw it at my library. I loved it so much I ended up buying every book she had out. The story was so different and cool, it really just kept me interested. I can’t wait to get into some of her other books. 


7. Favorite new (to you) author?

I’m going to stick with my above answer and say Frances Hardinge


8. Newest fictional crush?

Scarlet By Marissa Meyer
I guess I really like Captain Thorne from the Lunar Chronicles series. I don’t know why I always seem to pick the cocky sarcastic characters to love… Save for Chaol from Throne of Glass, it is my vice I guess…


9. Newest favorite character?

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Puck, definitely Puck. She’s so sassy and she knows what she wants and doesn’t let anyone tell her she can’t have it. I loved her, wonderful character. 


10. Book that made you cry?

The Raven King By Maggie Stiefvater
If you know about this series, you’ll know why this made me cry and that’s all I’m going to say… Like I sobbed, I had to take a minute, and honestly I didn’t think it would hit me that hard but it did so.


11. Book that made you happy?

See above answer, we waited so long for it to come out after being delayed so many times. So I was beyond happy to finish the story of the Raven Boys.


12. Most beautiful book you’ve gotten so far?

All of my France’s Hardinge books, they’re the UK versions and they all go so beautifully together. I just adore them!


13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

Oh man… I had originally planned to read books off my shelves and also to finish some series that I had only read one or two books in… and I have failed miserably so far 😦

The two sequels in the Madman’s Daughter trilogy by Megan Shepherd 

The two released sequels in the Lockwood and Co. series by Jonathan Stroud

In the End By Demitria Lunetta 

The last two books in the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull

There are more but I need to at least finish a few of these so I can accomplish my goal.


The questions on the creators videos were a little different from each other, and so there were a couple I didn’t answer because I didn’t have an answer for them. But be sure to check their videos out!

I’m going to tag 

Jen at Combustible reviews

Kendra at Reads and Treats

And Jessica at  Novel Cravings

Thanks for reading 😎

Until next time,